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Trump commits to plan for middle-income tax cut after Election Day, blasts Central American countries over caravan | Fox News

Speaking to reporters outside the White House ahead of a trip to Texas on Monday, President Trump recommitted to a new middle-income tax reduction of approximately 10 percent, which he said he hoped would be voted on after Election Day.

“We’re giving a middle-income tax reduction of about 10 percent,” Trump said. “That’s on top of the tax decrease we’ve already done. We’ll do the vote after the election.”

Trump earlier had floated a “very major tax cut for middle-income people” after a rally in Nevada on Saturday, when he said a vote would take place “sometime just prior, I would say, to November” — although Congress isn’t slated to be back in session until a week after the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

The gambit almost certainly would require Republicans to retain control of both the House and Senate to pass the new tax cut — leading critics to charge that Trump was attempting to attract some last-minute votes as his party faces strong political headwinds in the House.

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